The Sacramento Police Department Gun Buyback offered gun gas gift cards

Amid rising gasoline prices, the Sacramento Police Department ran a gun buyback program, offering $50 gasoline gift cards in exchange for firearms.

The department notes in a tweet that it has used up its entire stash of gift cards.

“Due to the overwhelming response, we have used up our supply of gift cards for today’s gun swap,” the department tweeted Saturday. “We will continue to accept firearms, but unfortunately we will no longer be offering gift cards at this point. This event ends an hour earlier and lasts until 4pm.”

The police department reported that 134 guns were handed over during the buyback operation.

“The event provided community members with a safe and efficient process to turn in unwanted firearms to the Sacramento Police Department with no questions asked and no ID required,” a press release written down. “Over 100 members of the community responded to Saturday’s event, which was staffed by Sacramento Police Department officers and community partners facilitating the safe exchange of firearms for $50 gasoline gift cards.

“Among other reasons, community members most frequently cited lack of firearms experience or knowledge, lack of knowledge of firearms legality, or inability to store firearms safely as the top reasons for participating in the exchange,” the press release continued. “Among the firearms that survived were at least one assault weapon, numerous components for privately manufactured firearms (ghost guns), and several other illegally configured firearms.”

Americans felt the pinch at the pump. From Monday is the AAA The national median price for a gallon of regular gasoline has reached $4,596. But that number is dwarfed by the AAA California average that has reached a staggering $6,069 per gallon.

A recent AP-NORC poll of adults found that 44% thought high gas prices were more likely a result of President Joe Biden’s policies, while 56% thought prices were more likely a result of issues affecting the US are beyond the control of the President. The Sacramento Police Department Gun Buyback offered gun gas gift cards

Laura Coffey

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